Pen & Ink Without Pen & Ink
I’ve always liked pen and ink illustrations especially of cars. Car magazines like Road & Track always seemed to have some. Now as with most things digital this is quite easy to do on a computer. Starting with a photograph various types and qualities of pen and ink drawings can be simulated.
For example this is a photo of a Lamborghini V12 that was converted to a pen and ink drawing. It took a couple of layers in the Gimp, one line drawing and one black threshold that were combined to produce the final image.
This photo is an Alfa with a Mini in the background done in a similar manner with “simulated” color paper.
Adding some gray levels also gives and interesting result as on this (quite rare) Lotus 6.
… and engines always look good with this technique. Blown Chevy V8.
OK, so it can be used on something other than cars. Here is the eye of a horse named Nick.